It’s Peer Review Week (11-17 September), an annual event aiming to recognise and highlight the essential work done by peer reviewers.
To celebrate Peer Review Week and in recognition of this year’s theme, ‘transparency’, we have filmed a panel discussion between experts, tackling some of the biggest questions and issues facing peer review today and in the future. We would also like to take this opportunity to acknowledge and say thank you for the time and effort given by our peer reviewers and the value the peer review process adds to the reliability and progress of research.
Peer Review Panel Discussion
Watch our panel discussion ‘What does good peer review look like to you?" including Professor Kenneth Armstrong and Dr Laurent Gatto.
"I was really delighted to chair the panel discussion on peer review where we were joined by four Cambridge University Press colleagues and two Cambridge University colleagues, Professor Kenneth Armstrong and Dr Laurent Gatto. During the discussion we considered what good peer review looks like, whether it could be better, and along the way considered what role publishers play now and should be playing in the future. There are both challenges and opportunities for peer review models and processes and we welcome this debate to keep us connected with our editorial stakeholders, so we can continue to improve the peer review experience and to drive quality and excellence in our publishing programme." Ella Colvin, Director of Publishing, Cambridge University Press
Visit our Author Hub pages to find resources, offering practical advice to reviewers working on journals and books, as well as information about our partnership with Publons.
Recognising Peer Reviewers in partnership with Publons
At the Press, we believe peer review should be a recognised contribution to research, and we facilitate this recognition to research through collaboration with Publons to enable researchers to publicise their peer review portfolio.
“Lastly but not least we would like to take this opportunity to extend our gratitude to editors and reviewers who play such a key role in the publication of quality research. We rely on the crucial input from a global network of academics in order to ensure that the research we publish meets the highest standards of rigour and originality. We are committed to working with and listening to the academic community to ensure the future of peer review at CUP is fair, acknowledged, and productive for all. Thank you very much for all of your support and hard work!” Mandy Hill, Managing Director - Academic, Cambridge University Press